On This Date, November 14th in 1979: Public Image Ltd released their second album, Metal Box, which included the singles “Careering,” “Memories” and “Swan Lake” (aka “Death Disco”). It reached the #18 spot on the U.K. albums chart. The album is sometimes referred to as The Public Image Reel owing to its unique packaging: three 12-inch records in a film canister embossed with the group’s PiL logo. Metal Box, now obviously a near-priceless collector’s item, was later repackaged in a standard cardboard sleeve format under the title Second Edition. The London post-punk band – fronted by John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) of Sex Pistols and also including guitarist Keith Levene, bassist Jah Wobble and Martin Atkins on drums – broke up in 1993.
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Outstanding! What a priceless treasure this is! And thanks for the nod!
I went to summer camp with Joe Escalante of The Vandals and he had a copy we played to death there. I came across one at the Capitol Records Swap Meet but was out of cash. Finally one came in my store 5 years ago, waited so long for one but worth the wait!!